The Korean dystopian show follows a group of civilians who are desperate to win a huge cash prize. They are put through a series of gruelling challenges, where they face off against one another in twisted versions of children’s games. If they lose, then they face deadly consequences.
If you want to know when the show will be returning, who will be back and what we expect it to be about, then we have everything you need to know.
Squid Game season 2 potential release date
During an investor call, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed that Squid Game season 2 would return in 2024. However, that release date was cast into uncertainty after all the Hollywood strikes which caused delays across the industry.
Nonetheless, it looks like season 2 will still release this year, as confirmed by a latter to shareholders published in late January.
Production kicked off last summer and is estimated to take around ten months according to The Digital Fix. With that in mind, we estimate that we’ll see the show return in the second half of this year.
Squid Game season 2 cast – who is returning?
Netflix confirmed at the Tudum event that the following cast members will return:
Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun
Lee Byung-hun as the Front Man
Wi Ha-jun as Hwang Jun-ho
Gong Yoo as the Recruiter
Joining them will be the following new additions, who are all so far in unnamed roles:
Is there a trailer for Squid Game season 2?
Here’s the first teaser for season 2, with Seong Gi-hun promising revenge on the game makers:
You can also check out the official cast announcement here:
What will the plot of Squid Game season 2 be?
Netflix has not delved into the plot of Squid Game season 2, but we can estimate what it will be about.
Season 1 finished with Seong Gi-hun making a snap decision to re-enter the game after encountering the recruiter once again (following a quick stop off at the hairdressers to get a flashy new do).
As the Front Man has been confirmed to return, we assume that Gi-hun will be attempting to take down the game from the inside as a contestant – but will he be able to sway anyone over to his cause?
Part of what make the show such a success is its awful games, so we are expecting more gruesome and elaborate sets for the second series.
Fans of the series should also check out the reality competition spin-off, Squid Game: The Challenge. There’s speculation on whether the fictional series will adapt challenges from this show, such as the Battleships round.
Will Squid Game return for season 3?
Last year, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk told Variety that there was a “50-50” chance that the second season of the show would be the last – so there is a possibility that Squid Game may return for a third season.
We will likely learn more as season 2 approaches.
How to watch Squid Game
As you may have already guessed, Squid Game is a Netflix Original, so it is only available on here.
Plans start from $6.99/£4.99 per month for ad-supported viewing, and $9.99/£6.99 for ad-free viewing. You can sign up on Netflix and check out our guide to all the plans here.